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James Alexander STEWART

Regimental number643
Place of birthNyamyn, Victoria
Other NamesJames Alexandra
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressCondah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Walter A Stewart, Condah, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 8), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew Walter and Elizabeth STEWART, Wallacedale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 384 Pte Jack STEWART, 4th Bn, killed in action, 11 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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